Tag archive for ‘members of parliament’
Salary Seppuku Cartoon
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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An egocentric attitude

By Hilbert Haar A salary cut for members of parliament is part of the debate about the draft 2019 budget. It is obviously an inevitable measure though it is more meaningful as a symbolical gesture than it is in More...

St. Maarten Christian Party SMCP on Nomination Day - 20180105 HH
By The Publisher On Monday, June 10th, 2019
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SMCP supports lowering MP salaries by 10%

PHILIPSBURG — In a press release today, St. Maarten Christian Party SMCP announced that it still stands firm on its position with regard to the reduction of the salaries of Members of Parliament. “Initially More...

Salary Seppuku Cartoon
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Between a rock and a hard place, but worse

By Hilbert Haar The expression caught between a rock and a hard place does not begin to describe the situation St. Maarten finds itself in now that the Kingdom Council of Ministers has put conditions in place for More...

Raymond Jessurun
By The Publisher On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Jessurun: salary cut politicians will affect civil servants

PHILIPSBURG - A cut in the salaries of ministers and parliamentarians means a cut in the salaries of civil servants too. That is the opinion of the chairman of the Anti-Poverty Platform. Drs. Raymond Jessurun. LOGIN More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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MP Claude Chacho Peterson: “MPs have not yet handled request to reduce salaries”

PHILIPSBURG — The request to reduce salaries has not been handled yet by the members of Parliament. According to Member of Parliament, Claude “Chacho” Peterson, of the SMCP, the information published More...

MP Franklin Meyers on FATF regulation in Parliament - 27 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Resistance against money laundering ordinance

PHILIPSBURG – National Alliance MP Christophe Emmanuel and United Democrats MP Franklin Meyers are not in favor of a national ordinance that aims to regulate the fight against money laundering and the financing More...

COM ministers 27 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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COM ministers willing to reduce their salary

PHILIPSBURG — In regards to the recent report that indicated that the Dutch Government is prepared to stop the liquidity support to St. Maarten if members of Parliament do not reduce their salaries, Deputy Prime More...

New Members of Parliament Oath of Office Governor - 20180402 KABGSXM
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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The true value of our parliamentarians

By Hilbert Haar It is not for the first time that the bloated remuneration of parliamentarians in St. Maarten has drawn the attention from politicians in the Netherlands. The issue is not new, because shortly after More...

New Members of Parliament group photo - 20180402 KABGSXM
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Income parliamentarians under attack again

PHILIPSBURG – State Secretary Raymond Knops is not done yet with attempts to address the high remuneration of members of parliament in St. Maarten. This appears from answers to questions from SP-MP Ronald More...

Philipsburg Parliament of Sint Maarten
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 30th, 2018
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Incoming MPs must take case to court

~ The Credentials Crisis – How to solve the newest Constitutional Crisis in St. Maarten ~ by Terrance Rey The only solution for the incoming members of Parliament, Tamara Leonard and Claude "Chacho" Peterson, More...